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DEOS Primary Funding Partners

University of Delaware

University of Delaware:
DEOS is located within the Department of Geography at the University of Delaware. DEOS is an important research tool for the university through its ability to provide historical and real-time environmental data for many research programs.

State of Delaware

State of Delaware:
DEOS provides Delaware with a comprehensive observation network that supports many of the State's ongoing missions. Through the funding provided by the State, DEOS is able to maintain its day-to-day operations and ensure the network's reliability for the State and its citizens. DEOS provides real-time weather conditions on the State of Delaware website. DEOS was critical to Delaware becoming the first state to be declared Storm Ready. A key criterion of this certification is the ability of the state to monitor its weather conditions in real-time and to have a readily available system by which utilize this data. DEOS is the source for this information for the State of Delaware.


Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA):
Through DEOS, the emergency management community in Delaware has access to real-time weather observations from nearly 30 sites across Delaware. DEOS also provides a real-time alerting system, which notifies emergency management officials when critical environmental conditions occur in our region.


Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT):
DEOS operates and maintains a snow monitoring network for DelDOT, which provides snowfall measurements for the State's snow removal reimbursement program. DelDOT also uses the DEOS alerting system to monitor environmental conditions during inclement weather events.


Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC):
DEOS assists DNREC with several important projects. DEOS provides real-time data from several buoy networks and coastal weather stations, which aide in monitoring beach erosion and the effects of coastal storms on our coastline. DEOS also provides the Delaware Energy Office with a Green Energy calculator, which determines how much wind and solar energy is available anywhere in the state of Delaware.

DEOS Data Partners

These agencies provide data to DEOS through readily accessible internet data feeds or through direct access to their stations. The data provided by these groups are critical to providing a comprehensive environmental observing system across Delmarva.

These groups have helped DEOS provide additional data fields through its GeoBrowser. The field each group is responsible for is denoted next to each agency's name.

DEOS Station Partners

These agencies and organizations have either allowed DEOS to locate stations at their facilities, provided funding for the purchase of a station, or provided infrastructure to support a DEOS station.

  • Town of Bethany Beach
  • Delaware National Guard
  • Longwood Gardens
  • Southeastern Chester County Refuse Authority (SECCRA)
  • Fair Hill Nature Center
  • United States Coast Guard
  • Harrington Raceway
  • Delaware State Fire School
  • Laurel Airport
  • Delaware State Police
  • New Castle County Emergency Management
  • Town of Selbyville
  • Town of Viola
  • Bucktoe Creek Nature Preserve
  • Delaware Department of Health and Social Services
  • City of Rehoboth Beach
  • Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation (DNREC)
  • Mt. Cuba Center
  • University of Delaware Carvel Research and Education Center
  • Delaware Aerospace Education Foundation (DASEF)
  • Winterthur Museum & Country Estate